Friday, April 10, 2020

ASP.NET Core - test function creation

In a previous post I talked about testing controller creation in an ASP.NET Core MVC or WebAPI type of application. Azure Functions don't use controllers though. They're a little more loosly defined by marking a method with an attribute. You can still use a similar test to verify that all functions in your project can be instantiated with dependency injection.

The integration test

This is an xUnit test and you can run this inside your CI/CD pipeline. The Functions method returns the types all classes that contain function methods. This works with both 'regular' Azure Functions and Azure Durable Functions and the activities that go with it.

In the Arrange phase of the test, the Function host is constructed and the type containing the function is added explicitly so we can easily verify the type can be instantiated.

By using GetRequiredService we force the container to return a proper error which includes any types missing form the dependency graph.

Further reading

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